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Should I become a automotive mechanic?

I absolutely adore cars...i always think about them....and i was planning on going to uti and going into a dealership program for bmw or mercedes... but from what i heard the dont make much money and its a backbreaking job.... my other choice is to do an apprenticeship for plumbing and become a master plumber and start my own company..but since the economy the way it is my business will not have that many customer to thrive and an automotive technician has more job security. please any answers...they would be greatly appreciated

Asked By: browntowel67 - 10/27/2009
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If it is your passion, then yes, go for it. The automotive industry will always be around. It keeps getting more and more advanced and less people have the knowledge and time to work on their own cars anymore. If you become a certified mechanic you will have the skills to do a job that almost everyone needs but not... More
Answered By: c420wizzle - 10/27/2009
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You can make pretty good money as a Tech. You will need to find a good facility (employer) to do this though. Our Techs make between 35000(lowest) to around 55000. This isnt easy, you have to work really hard and it is just as important to work smart. It will probably take you some time to get to this level but like... More
Answered By: marv - 10/27/2009
 
Any skilled job will earn you big quids, it all depends on your skills. I'm now an automotive service advisor, and I earn quite well from the company. Salary wise - $1200 and above for such positions for small companies, more than $2k in bigger companies (per month). The nice thing, is that you can improve and show off... More
Answered By: Lacieles - 10/28/2009
 
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